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Apr 30, 2013 12:00pm EDT
department official anne marie slaughter said president obama should remember rwanda as he weighs his actions in sirria red line or not, slaughter says that the white house should recognize that the game has already changed. >> he should understand the deep and lasting damage done when those who wield power are exposed as not saying what they mean or meaning what they say. the distrust, cynicism and hatred with which the united states is regarded in much of the world is already a cancer. standing by as assad gases his people will guarantee that he will be remembered. joining me today, the host of "up" with steve kornacki on msnbc. former assistant secretary of state, under president clinton, jamey reuben. former national security council spokesman tommy vitor and former national press secretary for the obama campaign, ben leebolt and nbc political director, chuck todd. you said and i thought very importantly an astute observation, the white house did not want to have to deal with syria. they did not want to have to deal with the red line. they now obviously have to deal with it. what
May 3, 2013 9:00am PDT
obama white house the what for? this week, the justice department announced an appeal of his ruling, claiming that the judge did not have the judicial authority to order the fda to take a specific action. even though the obama administration itself overruled the fda just last year. for their part, justice department officials maintain the white house was not involved in this decision. joining us now is nancy northrop, president of the center for reproductive rights. we had to rewrite that script several times because it was so confusing about what was happening. in the end it seals like the white house is playing politics on this. >> well that's right. for eight years the senate for reproductive rights has been suing the fda to have emergency contraception over the counter for all women. we won a tremendous decision less than a month ago and in that decision, judge kormen said, the obama administration and the bush administration had played politics with this issue and here we are, less than a month later, we've got this new ruling on 15-year-olds and still the fda isn't doing what
May 1, 2013 9:00am PDT
, you've got to make sure you've got the facts. >>> despite president obama's reluctance to outline any specific actions his administration might make, "the washington post" is reporting that -- the post quotes a senior white house official say that even as the administration is moving forward with caution, quote, we are clearly on an upward trajectory. we've moved over to assistance that has a direct military purpose. though the white house is reportly edging toward this move for several months, it would represent a significant shift with you now is richard engel. my first questioned is this approach seems to be two-pronged, moving forward very carefully. on the other side they seem to be testing the waters for greater engagement, specifically military, on the issue. >> reporter: in terms of the caution, i think that has to do with the red line issue, the chemical weapons, there is a lot of reports and rumors about chemical weapons. there's something of a panic among the opposition in syria regarding the use. an anecdotal story, just the day before yesterday there were reports of anoth
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